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Wild Swans by Jung Chang
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Jul 16, 07

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Chang is the granddaughter of a general's concubine and the daughter of devoted communists. She describes growing up as a Red Guard and the humiliation and suffering endured by by her parents and many others who were devoted to Mao. Mao is portrayed as a sociopath who only wanted power and who fomented violence and brutality among his followers. A must-read for anyone interested in China. Note: writing style starts out wooden in the family history section but becomes compelling when she relates her direct experience of communism and all its merciless officials.
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